Seesaw 1973

Ages: 12+
Opened: March 18, 1973
Closing: December 08, 1973

Seesaw - 1973 - Broadway History , Info & More

Fisher Theatre
3011 W Grand Blvd # F1 Detroit, MI 48202

Based on the play Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson

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How Often Are Broadway Plays Adapted Into Musicals?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 8, 2023

This time, the reader question was: With Purlie Victorious returning to Broadway, what are other plays that were revived on Broadway after their musical adaptations premiered?

Album Review: Jeff Harnar Inspires Sighs Of Satisfaction With A COLLECTIVE CY
by Bobby Patrick - Sep 11, 2023

A COLLECTIVE CY is a gorgeous dream album of a recording that shows off Jeff Harnar's mad skills at cabaret storytelling and music making, both at the same time.

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 10, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?

A History of Broadway's Lost Theatres
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 23, 2023

This month, the reader question was: Which Broadway theaters have been demolished/repurposed and when/why?

Student Blog: Zodiac Signs of Tony-Nominated Musicals
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021

The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!

Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!

Photo Flash: Original Cast Members From SEESAW Visit J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company's SEESAW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2020

WAYNE CILENTO and PATTI D'BECK, original cast members from the 1973 Broadway production of SEESAW were special guests at a pre-show discussion moderated by Zach Aaronson on stage before last night's performance of Seesaw, presented by J2 Spotlight Musical Theatre Company.

BWW Review: J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Commences Premiere Season With SEESAW
by Michael Dale - Feb 16, 2020

Back in the days before multiple workshops and lengthy regional runs, the geniuses of musical theatre often had to work miracles during of-of-town previews to quickly revise and rewrite surefire flops like HELLO, DOLLY! and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM into Broadway hits.

BWW Review: Tony Award Winner Lillias White Makes Divalicious Return to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Jan 26, 2020

During the opening night performance of her fun return engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Cabaret Series at the Samueli Theatre, Tony Award winner Lillias White felt strongly about putting on a a?oehappy show,a?? as a way to combat all the sadness and fear that have overtaken our world. Joined on stage by her talenteda?"and gleefully playfula?"artistic director/accompanist Abdul Amid, Ms. White definitely accomplished her goal of making us smilea?? while also gifting us with a heaping portion of exactly why she has remained one of musical theater's most treasured voices. Ms. White's show continued for two additional shows on January 24-25, 2020.

Photo Flash: Apollo Theater Celebrates Classic Girl Groups With Martha Reeves, Sarah Dash, & Joshie Jo Armstead
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

Apollo Theater Celebrates Classic Girl Groups with Martha Reeves, Sarah Dash, & Joshie Jo Armstead. The Apollo Theater's Education Program brought together three legendary artists for She's A Rebel! A Tribute to Girl Groups of the 50s, 60s, & 70s on November 14, 2019. Presented as part of Apollo Education's 'Apollo Live Wire' discussion series, led by Senior Director of Education Shirley Taylor, the evening featured a lively panel discussion with founding members of groundbreaking girl groups, including Martha Reeves (Martha Reeves & the Vandellas), Sarah Dash (Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles), and Joshie Jo Armstead (The Ikettes).

Meet the Cast of East Lynne Theater Company's ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET at an After-Show Q&A
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2018

'The Rhythm of Life,' 'I'm in the Mood for Love' and 'I Won't Dance' are just three of many popular songs with lyrics written by the incomparable Dorothy Fields. The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is presenting a world premiere musical revue, 'On the Sunny Side of the Street,' the title taken from another Field's hit. After the show on Friday, June 22, the audience has the opportunity to ask questions of the cast and creative team.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2018

'Hey, Big Spender,' 'I Feel a Song Coming On,' and 'Pick Yourself Up,' are just three of many popular songs with lyrics written by the incomparable Dorothy Fields.The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is proud to present the world premiere musical revue 'On the Sunny Side of the Street,' the title taken from another Field's hit.

Heather Headley and Matthew Morrison to Host The Muny Centennial Gala Show
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2018

The Muny announced today that Tony and Grammy Award- winning artist Heather Headley and Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated artist Matthew Morrison will serve as co-hosts for The Muny's historic Centennial Gala show, An Evening with the Stars, May 18, 2018 at 9:15 p.m. at The Muny.

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Announce New Record 'Black Coffee'
by Richard Best - Dec 6, 2017

It has been 4 years since 2013's critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and number 1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by singer-songwriter and blues-rock powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa.

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts
by Daniella Parcell - May 28, 2017

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage.

Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Live Design Awards
by Tyler Peterson - May 18, 2016

Legendary theatrical sound designer Abe Jacob will be honored for his pioneering career achievements at the Live Design Awards on Monday, June 13 in New York. Another legendary icon, Chita Rivera, will present the award to Jacob, whom she has known since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO (1975).

Terri White Launches Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series in D.C. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Barbara Cook's Spotlight series, in its ninth season at the Kennedy Center this year, features Terri White tonight, October 16, 2015; Randy Graff on October 30, 2015; Michele Lee on November 6, 2015; John Lloyd Young on November 20, 2015; and Frances Ruffelle on March 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater.

Orchard Street Productions to Present GOLDA'S BALCONY in November
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 1, 2015

Tony-nominated Golda's Balcony, starring FRANCINE! is coming to the San Diego area for 5 exclusive performances of a national tour in November, 2015. Nashville-based Orchard Street Productions brings Broadway's longest running 'one woman show' about the story of legendary Golda Meir, who rose from impoverished Russian School girl to Prime Minister of Israel.

Michele Lee, John Lloyd Young and More Slated for Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned the lineup for Barbara Cook's Spotlight series, ready for its ninth season at the Kennedy Center this year. 

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Watch Michele Lee Transform Into Madame Morrible!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 6, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen legend Michele Lee. In Part 2, watch as Lee takes us into her dressing room at the Gershwin Theatre and transforms into Madam Morrible before our eyes! Click here to watch Part 1!

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Stage and Screen Star Michele Lee- Part 1!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 1, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes stage and screen legend Michele Lee. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Gershwin Theatre, chat about her career highlights, and so much more!

THEATER TALK Welcomes Tommy Tune This Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 8, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK welcomes 10-time Tony® Award winner Tommy Tune, recipient of a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's June ceremony. Tune visited THEATER TALK the afternoon after the awards, still aglow with his natural effervescence and warmth, and the conversation moved smoothly from an acknowledgement of his special award to an entertaining chronicle of his roots and love for musicals.

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: She's Way Ahead! Happy Birthday To Michele Lee
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2015

Today we salute a Broadway and Hollywood star just announced to be making her return to Broadway later this year in WICKED.

Photo Coverage: John Kander, James Rado & More Celebrate Abe Jacob
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 7, 2014

Long-time friends, associates and family gathered last night (October 6) to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the theatre community's most treasured members - award-winning sound designer Abe Jacob.

Buck Creek Players Open Indianapolis Premiere of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 40th Anniversary Season 'Fabulous at 40' with the Indianapolis premiere of Carrie: The Musical, opening tonight, May 30th, and continuing for a limited run three weekends through Sunday, June 15th.

Seesaw FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Seesaw
My City
Nobody Does It Like Me
In Tune
Spanglish
Welcome to Holiday Inn
You're a Loveable Lunatic
He's Good for Me
Ride Out the Storm
Chapter 54, Number 1909
The Concert
I'm Way Ahead
Pick Up the Pieces
I'm in a Highly Emotional State
Big Fat Heart
Tutu and Tights
Megatron
The Party's on Me
Poor Everybody Else
More People Like You
We've Got It
It's Not Where You Start
Seesaw has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1973, Broadway which opened in 1973, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1981 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2020.
Best Musical , , Best Book of a Musical for Michael Bennett, Best Choreography for Michael Bennett , Best Direction of a Musical for Michael BennettBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Cy Coleman and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Dorothy Fields.
Best Book of a Musical for Michael Bennett, Best Choreography for Michael Bennett , Best Direction of a Musical for Michael Bennett, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Cy Coleman, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Dorothy Fields, .
Seesaw has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, Robin Wagner was nominated for Scenic Design at The Hewes Awards.
Seesaw has won the Scenic Design award (The Hewes Awards) for Robin Wagner.

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